Communications Coordinator

Employment Status: Full-time, Exempt

Compensation: $75,000-$84,000

Reports To: Communications Manager

Location: Mostly remote, occasional in-person work will be required. San Francisco office open as an option. Must reside in California

Are you fired up and ready to put your communications skills to work fighting racism and improving equality? If so, we invite you to consider joining our team at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCRSF) where we advance, protect and promote the rights of communities of color, low- income people, immigrants, and refugees in the Bay Area and California through direct legal services, impact litigation, and advocacy.

About You

We’re searching for a creative and passionate individual with strong writing skills, media experience, and social marketing ability to develop key communication materials and provide administrative support to help us fulfill our program and fundraising objectives. As Communications Coordinator, you will help raise public awareness of LCCRSF, and increase support for the organization among pro bono attorneys, funders, community partners, and individuals. Supported by the Communications Manager and Development Director, you’ll work closely with teams across the organization to implement LCCRSF’s communications and development plans. Your contributions will be central to the organization achieving its bold vision for racial and economic justice.


As one of the most enduring civil rights institutions on the West Coast, LCCRSF works to dismantle systems of oppression and racism and to build an equitable and just society. Formed in 1968 to bridge the legal community and the Civil Rights Movement, we’re known for groundbreaking legal victories like integrating SF Unified School District, requiring the SF Fire Department to hire women and people of color, ending the suspension of drivers’ licenses for failure to pay court debts, eliminating illegal fines and fees imposed by courts for profit, and liberating hundreds of people from ICE detention facilities in California during the COVID-19 pandemic. We also leverage a broad network of pro bono volunteers to advance our work by harnessing the resources of the private bar.

At LCCRSF, we take an integrated advocacy approach, meaning we build campaigns that combine direct services, impact litigation, and political advocacy to protect and promote civil rights. Our work seeks to build power for communities of color, low-income people, immigrants, and refugees in the Bay Area and throughout California.

Our goal is to make this work sustainable, to take care of each other and our communities, and to rest so we can be fierce in the face of power through our core issue areas of Ra cial Justice, Immigrant Justice, and Economic Justice. Learn more at our website.

Your Work

Communications Strategy (20%)

You will work with the Communications Manager in creating and putting into action a yearly communications plan with strategic messaging to connect well with important audiences. This includes ensuring goals are updated in quarterly or yearly communication plan documents, analyzing and prioritizing communications opportunities, and co-developing a social media strategy with clear objectives for content and audience guidelines for each platform.

Content Development and Distribution (50%)

In coordination with the Communications Manager, you will help shape and distribute crucial organizational messages to advance goals related to racial justice, immigrant rights, and economic justice. This will involve drafting language and graphics for toolkits, social media, email campaigns, and preparing staff for media interactions. You will also collaborate on generating OpEd content, talking points, and sound bites. Your role includes coordinating with program staff, conducting research for program campaigns, and sharing messages across various platforms. You will also play a role in maintaining the LCCRSF website, updating pages, and expanding outreach, as well as responding to staff requests for website content editing and bi-annual litigation case page updates.

In addition, you will contribute to web-based donor and e-news campaigns, crafting monthly newsletters, board updates, media roundups, ad hoc campaigns, and year-end donation messages. Assisting in event-related tasks, you’ll help create materials for special events like the MLK Awards Dinner and Member events, producing content for the MLK social media calendar, and collaborating on the creation of highlight videos. Finally, your responsibilities extend to logistical support for the annual member meeting, including digital invitations and agenda materials, and other administrative tasks as appropriate.

Communications Administrative Support (30%):

In collaboration with the Communications Manager, your role also involves overseeing media tracking, outreach efforts, press releases, op-eds, and statements across local, state, and national media within specified timeframes. You’ll contribute by creating a press list for targeted campaign outreach, researching suitable press contacts, and managing the email list while assisting in handling incoming requests. Ensuring the accuracy and expansion of media lists, tracking LCCRSF press coverage, and collecting media mentions for bi-monthly board meetings are essential. Tasks also include organizing and updating Mailchimp with key audience data, monitoring performance, and troubleshooting any issues, as well as maintaining meticulous records and inputting communication and development data into Salesforce. Additionally, you’ll assist in managing limited print mailings and provide support for various administrative tasks as needed.

Minimum Qualifications or Equivalent Experience

  1. 2-3 years of experience working or volunteering in legal, civil rights, and/or public policy arena. Experience in communications and fundraising campaigns involving social justice, policy advocacy, and other legal/rights advocacy work strongly preferred.
  2. Knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to the mission, goals and priorities of LCCRSF.
  3. Comfort and familiarity with traditional and social media.
  4. Ability to develop original content (copy, videos, and graphics) using Canva or similar platform.


  1. Outstanding written and oral communication skills. Excellent organizational and editing skills.
  2. Ability to synthesize information, think strategically and creatively, and manage multiple priorities and projects in a fast-paced environment. (Ability to coordinate group timelines and keep projects on track)
  3. Excellent attention to detail, accuracy, and deadlines.
  4. Adaptable and comfortable with competing demands. Excellent time management skills.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to LCCRSF’s core values and the work of any of its program areas: immigrant justice, racial justice, and economic justice.

Working Environment and Conditions

The working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. While performing the duties of this position, the employee must be able to remain in a stationary position, constantly operate a computer, and must have the ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand. The position must also be able to attend occasional in-person work. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

Salary, Benefits, Work location

This position is full-time and exempt, with an annual rate of $75k to $84k depending on experience, and reports to the Communications Manager. Benefits include 100% paid medical + 80% for dependents, generous vacation, sick time, and paid holidays, quarterly wellness bonus, phone and internet reimbursement, FSA (flexible spending account), and transit benefits.

Our office is located on the Embarcadero in downtown San Francisco, close to many transit options. This position will be required to do occasional in-person work such as attending press conferences, filming MLK video at the office, accompanying staff member to help with comms outreach to interview unhoused clients, staff events, etc. We have strict health protocols and limited numbers of people in the office. Your transit costs will be reimbursed. You will be provided with a laptop and other equipment to work from home as needed.

General working hours are 9am-5pm M-F. LCCRSF is woman- and minority-led, with 35 staff. We are flexible, family-friendly and value health, wellness and balance. We follow ADA guidelines – reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with different abilities to perform the essential functions.

To Apply

Job is open until filled and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We hope to have someone start ASAP! Applicants should submit 1) a thoughtful cover letter; 2) a resume; and, 3) two professional references, and 4) 3-5 pieces of past work for which you were primary author/creator, including at least one graphic or video. All application materials must be submitted by email to (put “Communications Coordinator” in the subject line.) Questions can also go to that email.

In your cover letter, please describe your interest in the position and qualifications, including why our mission speaks to you.

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area thrives as an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. BIPOC, LGBTQ+ candidates, people of all gender identities, persons with disabilities and individuals over 55 are encouraged to apply.